A member of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah was assassinated by unknown gunmen in southern Lebanon.
Ali Mohammed Younes was found dead next to his car near the city of Nabatiyeh in southern Lebanon on Saturday evening, two Lebanese security officials told AP on condition of anonymity.
One of the security officials said Younes was shot with four bullets in the chest and had at least two stab wounds. They added that an investigation has been launched into the incident.
Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency reported that a suspect was arrested shortly afterward Saturday.
Younes was reportedly in charge of tracking collaborators with Israel, and spies. Hezbollah published an obituary of Younes describing him as a martyr, in reference that he was killed by Israel’s Mossad spy agency.
The assassination followed the smuggling out of Amer al-Fakhoury, an Israeli operative, by the US military that was condemned by Hezbollah chief Seyed Hassan Nasrallah last month as clear violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty.